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    Phrases

    could u please explain what is the difference between gerundival phrase and participial phrase?

    Thank you

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    Re: Phrases

    Gerunds are nouns, so they function like nouns. Nouns are subjects and objects:

    Subject
    Ex: Learning English is fun.

    Object
    Ex: I like learning English.


    Participles have two functions:

    1. Part of a verb
    Ex: We are walking.

    2. Adjective
    Ex: reading glasses
    Ex: I saw them running down the street.

    Does that help so far?

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